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Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

Pros

AWS is very good and they give very good services

Cons

Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Amazon.com

  1.  

    Stealing their way to the top - one overpriced book at a time

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fast paced, fun, 4 day week, new and improved onsite coaching, weekly pay, paid training

    Cons

    bell model based land grabbers with lacking personality skills, even if you work hard and know you are working hard, HR will make it their responsibility to find you a position where you can
    struggle so they can follow company model of keeping the majority of their employees off the books. great for a young person. still in conflict over their original lease agreement since day one.
    unable or unwilling to pay corporate debts to original investors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    smile, you have a job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as much opportunity for SDETs

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Exciting projects that have high visibility and use
    * Customer-centric focus
    * Lots of good software engineer tools and frameworks in place

    Cons

    * Not a whole lot of opportunity for SDET or test career. Sure, there are pockets of them, but I wouldn't count on Amazon as a long term place for a test career. Not uncommon to see the senior test folks eventually leave due to lack of promotion process for them.
    * Heavy emphasis on on-call activities with less emphasis on building quality in from the beginning.
    * Fairly young engineering management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and KEEP test professionals, hire more test managers and some test VP or Directors to help keep the culture alive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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